Category: travel

Then that begs the question…

Swissair Motelodge, 1967

In my previous post, I discussed why we study tourism goods and services, and as I sat at home last night, began to wonder, if I should not talk about my other classes, and their purpose. Why study tourism, development of tourist attractions, and…

Daily Prompt: Promises in tourism

Banquet Staff at JW Marriott, Minneapolis, Mall of America

When I begin classes, I have to revisit the tourism business environment.  I explain that the drivers of that system are information, money and promises.  Promises are paramount in meeting the expectations and wants of the consumer. A destination’s marketing organization as well as…

Guest Cycle in Tourism…

Guest Cycle in Tourism

If any of you have visited here before, there are several post devoted to the guest cycle. Most of these post have to deal with a hotel or lodging environment, but I wanted to devote some time to what it means in tourism. In…

If not now, when…

Johnstown, PA

If not now, when…words I contemplate every single day.  I want to get real about motivations.  To this day, I still don’t think we truly understand why people do what they do. Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 Performer on The Mound at the Edinburgh Festival…

Tourism and geography: Understanding the Landscape

Powerpoint Presentation Scotland's Landscape: The Making of Scottish Tourism

Last year I was granted the privilege of speaking in a geography class on my favorite subject, Scotland and its’ landscape.  I wanted to talk about the making of the tourism landscape, and I knew some of my own students would be in the class….

“Heritage is a thoroughly modern concept” *…

Bonnie Prince Charlie and James Fraser

Heritage is a thoroughly modern concept ~ McCrone, Morris and Kiely (1995, p. 1) As McCrone, Morris and Kiely assert in their seminal work on Scotland – the Brand: The Making of Scottish Heritage (1995), heritage as we know it today is not the…

Sense of Belonging…

Outlander Season 2 EW photoshoot

So my tourism class has finished up for the most part motivation and I am sitting here reflecting on what we talked about.  I tried to convey to the students that they have to develop their own understanding of the functions of motivations for…

Place Attachment and more…

Place attachment, sense of place and more #tourism #place #senseofplace #Outlander #definitions

On the road again…

Jackson, Crocker and Bud the dog, in their 1903 Winton

On the road again…#tourism #tourismeducation #journey #historyoftourism